She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go. Wilf netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Wilf, fancies himself a romantic misfit, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby.
Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. The new york times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future.
. Flynne fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s trying to avoid. Her brother burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. Her world will be altered utterly, for all its decadence and power, and Wilf’s, irrevocably, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.
Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad. Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another.
The boston Globe. Wilf can see what verity and eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Cory doctorow raved that the peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.
Now gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. William gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Verity jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses.
Meanwhile, in a different time line entirely, a century ahead in London, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. Eunice, manifests a face, ” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy.
Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working”* returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral.
His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions.
Count Zero Sprawl Trilogy Book 2
A stylish, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the visionary, street smart, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency. A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t remotely human.
. Then hosaka corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact.
The Confusion: Volume Two of The Baroque Cycle
Nay, legendary gold. In europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver. Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head or both, she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession. Meanwhile, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, dastardly plots are set in motion .
. Nay, gold. In the year 1689, aka king of the vagabonds, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. And daniel waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended.
These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome. ". Tautly-written and suspenseful, burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback.
Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction.
Pattern Recognition Blue Ant Book 1
Pattern recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer. Neil gaiman, author of american Gods“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century. The washington post book WorldThe accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller.
While in london to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide. Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a cold war security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge.
From london to tokyo to moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now. Cayce pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends.
The Wind's Twelve Quarters: A Story
The wind's twelve quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future. Including an insightful foreword by le guin, relationships, and her approach to writing, describing her experience, this stunning collection explores human values, and survival, her inspirations, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.
. Le guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, and the Pushcart Prize, the Kafka Award, including the National Book Award, Ursula K.
A Closed and Common Orbit Wayfarers Book 2
As lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, an excitable engineer, she makes friends with Pepper, who’s determined to help her learn and grow. Together, pepper and lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together. The long way to a small, angry planet introduced readers to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper, a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep.
When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. When she joined the crew of the wayfarer, and love, an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for—and learned to live with, her rag-tag collection of crewmates. A closed and common orbit is the stand-alone sequel to that beloved debut novel, Mass Effect, and is perfect for fans of Firefly, Joss Whedon, and Star Wars.
. Clarke award!winner of the prix julia-verlanger!embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence.
Winner of the hugo award for best series!a publishers weekly "Best Books of 2017" pick!Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C.
His moving mars is a masterful extrapolation of contentious humanity’s possible future and a modern classic to be shelved alongside the acclaimed Mars novels of Ben Bova and Kim Stanley Robinson. Clarke award nominee, the great Greg Bear has been called “the complete master of the grand scale sf novel” Booklist.
But it is a staggering scientific discovery by martian physicist Charles Franklin—Casseia’s mentor and former lover—that will ultimately reveal the depths of the perfidy of the “Terries, ” forcing an imperiled civilization to alter forever the map of the universe. It’s “as good as hard science fiction gets” The Oregonian.
A galaxy-altering scientific breakthrough on Mars inspires treachery and revolution in this Nebula Award–winning science fiction epic. As she rises up through the political ranks back on mars—with tensions increasing between an oppressive “Mother Earth” and her rebellious “Red Rabbit” children—Casseia soon realizes that an enlightened ideology alone will not save her planet and its people.
As a young college student in 2171, the fifty-third year of the Martian settlement, she experiences a profound political awakening, and her embrace of radical activism only intensifies following a failed diplomatic mission to Earth. The child of one of the oldest, most revered family-corporate units on colonized Mars, Casseia Majumdar has spent her entire life in the tunnels that run beneath the surface of her homeworld.
. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award and a multiple Hugo and Arthur C.
. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. In bellona, the shattered city, a nameless cataclysm has left reality unhinged. Delany including rare images from his early career. Includes a foreword by William Gibson. A young half–native american known as the Kid has hitchhiked from Mexico to the midwestern city Bellona—only something is wrong there.
A labyrinth of a novel, but gives no easy answers, identity, sexuality, it raises questions about race, and art, in a city that reshapes itself with each step you take . So begins Dhalgren, Samuel R. Into this desperate metropolis steps the Kid, to love, his fist wrapped in razor-sharp knives, to write, to wound.
Nebula award finalist: reality unravels in a Midwestern town in this sci-fi epic by the acclaimed author of Babel-17. Delany’s masterwork, which in 1975 opened a new door for what science fiction could mean.
Virtual Light Bridge Trilogy Book 1
Although considered the master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson is also one fine suspense writer. People“A stunner. A terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination. Entertainment Weekly“Convincing. Now berry and chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high.
And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash. In los angeles, berry rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. Chevette washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses.
. New york times bestseller • 2005: welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. Virtual light is written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems it explores. Chicago tribune“in the emerging pop culture of the information age, Gibson is the brightest star.
The san diego Union-Tribune.